Brown: Celtic must be champions if coronavirus ends season

The Celtic captain has been speaking about the threat of coronavirus to the Scottish season.

Celtic captain Scott Brown insists the leaders should be crowned champions if coronavirus measures force the Premiership season to be abandoned.

Brown’s side are 13 points clear of Rangers ahead of their trip to Ibrox on Sunday as they look to tie up a ninth consecutive title.

Scottish football and other leagues across Europe could be forced behind closed doors, suspended or abandoned as the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow.

The midfielder said: “If it ends, it stays at it is. We are in a good position but we just need to focus on this game on Sunday.

“The main thing is we make sure everyone is OK, they are all safe and we try and catch this on the head as soon as we can.

“But obviously we still want to play football and win as many games as we can whether it’s in front of fans or not.

“It will be sad if there’s no fans there because that’s what football is all about.

“It would be weird playing behind closed doors but if it gets the league done and dusted and we managed to keep up with the fixtures as well, it helps everybody.”

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